Comic Strip / Between the Lines
"Between The Lines" is a newspaper comic by Max Garcia. The strip only runs in the New York Daily News
. It is a one-panel gag-a-day strip in the style of The Far Side
, but horribly
abuses Black Comedy
, even more than The Far Side, to the point where it sometimes seems like Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
toned down just
enough to be a newspaper comic. The strip started February 27, 2011 and has not stopped since (except for a hiatus that occurred between the dates of May 28, 2012 and June 11, 2012). A small Strip Archive
is on this Facebook
page, and a blog
(started by a troper on This Very Wiki
, who also started this page) is dedicated to MSTing
In April 2013, the strip was snydicated on GoComics under the bizarre title Sunny Street
, and Max started a blog
where he talks about various, unrelated, subject matters.
NOT to be confused with the webcomic
. Or the TV show
. Or Between the Lions
- Black Comedy: Every other strip.
- Butter Face: A strip has a man with margarine for a head looking at one with a canister with this trope name on her head, only for her glasses to come off and reveal it as "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Face".
- Fake Rabies: There was a depressing strip where a dog had just finished eating some honey offered to him by a cat. The owners then think he's rabid, and the last panel shows the dog's tombstone as the cat smirks smugly.
- GIS Syndrome: While Max has always used Google images, they've become a replacement for backgrounds starting in 2014.
- High On Catnip: One strip shows a cat buying a sack of catnip from another, shady-looking cat, in the style of drug-dealing.
- I Call It "Vera": One strip has a brutal thug taking out a knife labeled "Kindness", with a crowd of people laughing and one saying "Yeah right! What are you gonna kill us with?
- Prison Rape: Strongly implied in one strip showing a tooth looking at another one who just dropped his toothpaste in a prison shower.
- Refuge in Audacity: Some of the really unfunny Black Comedy gags could count.